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Posted on October 28 2022

CRS score drops below 500 for the first time in 2 years

By  Editor
Updated November 01 2023

Highlights: Drop in CRS Score below 500

  • Canada witnessed a drop in CRS score in the Express Entry draw for the first time after two years
  • The minimum score for eligibility in the October 26, 2022 draw was 496
  • The latest Express Entry draw issued 4,750 invitations
  • CRS scores continue to fall since all program draws were resumed in July, 2022

Abstract: Among the post-pandemic draws, the draw held on October 26, 2022, saw a CRS score of below 500. The all-program Express Entry draw of Canada saw a minimum CRS or Comprehensive Ranking System score decrease to below 500. It happened for the first time since conducting of draws was resumed post-pandemic. The draw was held on October 26, 2022. CRS scores have been getting lower since the resumption of all-program draws in July 2022. *Check your eligibility to Canada through Canada Immigration Points Calculator. *Want to migrate to Canada? Y-Axis is here to offer you guidance.

Drop in CRS Score of All-Program Express Entry Draws

The recent Express Entry draw required a minimum of 496 points in CRS. The score is 4 points less than the eligibility score in the previous draw. It issued 4,750 ITAs or Invitations to Apply, which is the highest figure since the resumption of all-program Express Entry draws. The candidates who were sent invitations can apply for Canada PR visa or permanent residency. Read more… Latest Express Entry Draw invites 4,750 candidates with a 496 CRS score ITAs for Canadian Permanent Residency So far, Canada has sent 37,039 ITAs in 2022. Most of which was issued through the all-program draws resumed in July. The details of the number of ITAs issued since 2020 are given in the table below:

Invitations issued through Express Entry draws

Year No. of ITAs issued
2022 (till date) 37,039
2021 114,431
2022 107,350

The recent draw implemented the tie-breaking rule at 5.04 am EST on May 9, 2022. If more than one applicant had an equal minimum CRS score, only the applicants who submitted their Express Entry profiles before the specific date and time were issued invitations. The draw was the 22nd Express Entry draw in 2022 and the 234th draw since it was launched. IRCC or Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada has declared that new applications will be processed within 6 months for Express Entry. Candidates have a period of 60 days to submit their applications. Read more… Canada is set to welcome 470,000 immigrants in 2022 IRCC aims at Canada citizenship for 300,000 people in FY 2022-23

What is Express Entry?

Express Entry is a system for the immigration of foreign nationals authorized by the IRCC. It was launched on January 1, 2015. It processes immigration applications of international skilled professionals through Federal Economic programs. It includes:

What are Canadian Employers Doing to Recruit Foreign Workers? Canadian employers are encouraged to secure an LMIA or nominate international employees through PNP to retain employees for a longer term. Want to migrate to Canada? Contact Y-Axis, the leading Immigration Consulting Company of the UAE. If you found this news article helpful, you may want to read… Canada & Germany ranks #1 in retaining international graduates, OECD reports


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